Author: Fred Swan

In God’s Name

“During my childhood, the concepts of God and prayer were presented for my witness in various ways. My grandfather referenced God as a necessary noun to the verb damn, the object it, and the...

Winter Music

Four different musical selections to help your ears and your imagination wallow around in the season. Looks Like A Cold Cold Winter, Bing Crosby 1950 / 3 minutes Let It Go / Vivaldi’s Winter...

The Gravitational Pull of Clutter

There are thousands of suggestions about how to unclutter your life to be found on the internet, hundreds of books falling off the shelves in libraries, piles of blogs devoted to the subject and...

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The Stewardship of Objects

It is mid-October and the buttery reach of the sun through the southern windows of our house is beginning its annual exploration of a tin box that I keep on a bedside table.  I...

“Much Ado About Nothing”

“Much Ado About Nothing” – a film by Josh Whedon.  Shakespeare’s play, “Much Ado About Nothing,” though considered a mix of comedy and drama, encompasses the themes of heartache and loneliness, the costs of...

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“The Way Way Back”

August movie recommendation: “The Way Way Back,” Released in July 2013. If you like movies that hang on to summer and remind you of the feelings you had as a kid, “The Way Way...

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Parentheses

  “Parentheses: A memoir of my life before, during and after my death” By Fredrick Swan “…powerful memoir about life and death. Swan’s debut memoir chronicles his life leading up to a near-death experience,...